Clinical placements are an important part of your nursing programme. EU directives and the requirements of Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland(NMBI) determine the amount of time, which a student spends in clinical practice. The college has agreed with health care institutions, a number of placements sites appropriate for your clinical experience. In addition, a number of external placements are also provided. These have been selected because of their expertise in a particular area of nursing and to meet students’ needs. The number of external placements you will experience will depend upon both your discipline and the health care institution you have chosen. As a supernumerary student, you will be allocated to internal and external placements in first, second and third year. Practice placement areas, in addition to Dublin city, may include placements in Counties Dublin, Wicklow Louth, and Kildare.
In this section students can access our ARC system. ARC is a dedicated web based system by which students can login and view their allocated clinical placements. Please see below contact details for Allocations personnel in both Trinity College and your linked hospital. We have also included information which may provide assistance in addressing queries, specific to the clinical component of the BSc programme.
Clinical Allocations Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery
Name & Email
|Pádraig Dunne||Clinical Allocations Officer | Erasmus Lead||
T: +353 1 8963006 / M: +353 86 0456822
|Christina Pieri JF 2016 & JS 2014 Intake||Administrative Officer – Clinical Allocations||T: +353 1 8963927|
|Mary Kelly SF 2015 & SS 2013 Intake||Administrative Officer – Clinical Allocations||T: +353 1 8962651|
|Emma Byrne||Executive Officer – Clinical Allocations||T: +353 1 8962031|
Please note the Clinical Allocations Office manage both BSc Nursing and post graduate clinical allocations. Students are kindly requested to clearly identify themselves in all correspondence, by name, student number and relevant year. Thereby assisting staff in responding promptly and efficiently as possible to all student queries.
Clinical Partner Hospitals
In addition to staff in the Clinical Allocations Office, School of Nursing & Midwifery there is also a Student Allocations Liaison Officer in each of our six main partner hospitals. BSc in Nursing students' clinical placements are arranged by the Allocations Office TCD, in collaboration with our affiliated hospital staff. Below are contact details which you may find useful throughout your training.
General Nursing/General and Children's Nursing
|Tallaght Hospital||Helen Teague|
(General and Children's Nursing)
|St James's Hospital||Lisa Keane|
Students who chose this discipline will complete clinical placements in their affiliated hospital(s). As the course progresses, you will also have the opportunity to undertake a number of different clinical placements in your chosen discipline. These may take place in clinical placement areas such as Coombe Women's Hospital, Loughlistown, Naas, and Crumlin Children's Hospital etc.
Mental Health Services
|Health Service Executive||Bernadette Kelly|
|St Patrick's University Hospital||Marie King|
HSE Mental Health Services comprises approximately 84 Clinical Learning Environments (placements) spanning over 4 different Mental Health Services- Dublin South Central, Dublin South East, Wicklow and Kildare West Wicklow. TCD Mental Health Nursing Students of HSE Mental Health Services will have the opportunity to experience a large variety of acute, community and specialist mental health settings. You will be working alongside very experienced staff nurses, clinical nurse specialists, advanced nurse practitioners, community mental health nurses, along with comprehensive multidisciplinary teams.
|Moore Abbey, Monasterevin|
Students on BSc Nursing programme courses are required to undergo Garda vetting procedures prior to commencing placements. If, as a result of the outcome of the Garda vetting procedures, a student is deemed unsuitable to attend clinical or other professional placement, he/she may be required to withdraw from his/her course.
Students who have resided outside Ireland for a period of 6 months or more will be required to provide police clearance documentation from the country (including different states) or countries in which you resided.
Please note students on the BSc Nursing programme will not be permitted to register until such time as they engage with the garda vetting process. Further information will be given to students upon acceptance of their place, and completion of the hospital selection process.
Students are assigned a personal tutor when they commence first year. Your personal tutor is a member of academic staff from Trinity College (they can be from within or outside of the School of Nursing).
Personal tutors offer confidential support and guidance to students in all manners of issues.
- Financial Issues
- Year off
- Advise following outcome of examination results, options available
Should the need arise to seek support, students are advised to make contact with their personal tutor at the earliest possible point. Full details of the College's Tutor system are available here
Students are required to print competency and other documents prior to commencement of placement. Trinity College offers printing/scanning facilities in the computer room in D'Olier Street and throughout campus. Click here for further details on these facilities.
Printing pages back to back reduces the size of the document students have to carry while on placement, also on your printing costs! Instructions on how to amend your print settings to print on both sides of each page are available on the Allocations folder in Blackboard.
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